Logan - NewspaperOn Easter Monday, April 1, 2013 at the age of 71, he passed away peacefully with his three girls at his side after a valiant battle with cancer.  Son of Edward Donald Logan and Jean Fraser Logan of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.  Beloved husband of Barbara Elaine McLellan Logan through 50 years of marriage.  Loving father of Leanne Gay Logan (James Alan Johnson) and Heidi May Logan (Larry William McAuley).  Mel always made family his top priority.  He was passionate about travel, and visited all 50 states and 10 provinces at least once, toured Europe multiple times, and explored the Caribbean and Pacific by land and by sea.  He earned his degrees in both London, ON and Fredericton, NB.  Mel enjoyed 33 years playing with computers and his colleagues at London Life Insurance Company and IBM.  His early retirement allowed for much gallivanting with Barb, including taking up Birding with 515 North American birds on his life list.  He was active in his community as a regular Habitat volunteer in Tucson, AZ and as a Queen Scout in his youth.  Mel was a good friend to those he knew, sharing his caring and positive spirit, his willingness to listen, and his keen mind (Mensa member), often introducing others to new places they would particularly enjoy.  He will be sorely missed by the friends and family he leaves behind in London, Port Stanley, Tucson, AZ, Memphis, TN, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.    Heartfelt thanks go out to Mel’s VON team who provided amazing homecare and support for the whole family.  A memorial service to celebrate Mel’s life will be conducted at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Friday, April 5, 2013 at 3:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Mel are asked to consider the Canadian Cancer Society.  Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com

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